Thursday, 28 April 2016

Jamelia Hits back @ Piers Morgan after Beyonce angry outburst

Dear Piers, I absolutely understand why you didn’t get the Beyoncé album, *newsflash honey*…it wasn’t made for you…and I’m going to need you to be cool with that. Now, I found quite a few of the comments in your piece to be highly “inflammatory & agitating”. As a black woman, i am deeply offended by your lack of due care when writing this article, but i would like to take this opportunity to help you out, and assist you in making the whole “Lemonade thing” a little less bitter for you.
You are a middle aged, British white man, you have no idea, I repeat, NO. IDEA. What it is like to be a Black Woman, and furthermore, the sacrificial, struggle-filled, tongue-biting, mask-wearing fight it is to become a successful one. Let me break this down for you; Beyoncé’s album is not an attack on anyone, it is a celebration of the strength, endurance and potential within black woman-hood. The fact that you are mad/uncomfortable/agitated about it, is evidence enough of how blind you are to the realities of being one. Beyoncé isn’t the only one being unapologetically loud and proud of her blackness, there are many of us (go and type #BlackGirlMagic into instagram/twitter/google), but you didn’t see us or notice the wave. That is why Beyoncé had to do this. On social media, we are celebrating ourselves, in all our glorious forms. We are sporting our – what did you call it? – “Panther-style Afros” (Babe, we’ve had these afros growing out of our heads since the beginning of time) not as political statements, but as celebratory beacons for ourselves, and forthcoming generations. Beyoncé is a mother now, she wasn’t one when you had your little tea party 5 years ago, becoming a mother of a black child changes things. You can be privileged, but along with your own, you begin to become concerned for all the other little black children too. © Provided by Birmingham Mail You start to think, ‘I don’t like what I have had to go through, and I don’t want my child to face the struggles I have, I want to change things’. Seldom are black women in a position to make statements that reverberate around the world and penetrate the peripheral vision of your Piers Morgan’s. Beyoncé did that. You wrote about it. Now you’re trending, and celebrating that fact – LOL. Whether or not you feel the involvement of the grieving mothers to be in poor taste, is irrelevant. The brutality and racism being faced by black people daily is what IS relevant…and Beyoncé has you talking about it, I’d say it’s a job well done. Maybe it’s because I’m a black woman. A black woman who cried tears when I read about Trayvon Martin or upon seeing those awful videos of Eric Garner and Sandra Bland, and then again each time their murderers got away without so much as a slap on the wrist. I get how a privileged middle aged white man from Surrey doesn’t feel that pain, but when I saw Trayvon Martin’s picture I saw my nephew. When I saw Eric Garner, I saw my uncle. When I saw Sandra Bland, I saw my auntie. I get, why you don’t get it. “The New Beyoncé wants to be seen as a black woman”. This line made me laugh out loud! Beyoncé has always been black, she just did what millions of black people feel the need to do to gain success, she made her black palatable to you, which is why you’re such a big fan! Same thing Oprah did, and the Obama’s. This is what black people do, along with working twice as hard to get half as much, we dilute ourselves and our culture, so you accept us. I guess some of us have had enough. Being black is not an affliction. No race should be seen as such. Celebrating our heritage should not be seen as a threat. We just want what you have, fairness and equal potential, and if you don’t give it to us…we’ll fight to get it for our children. Oh, and on the subject of “The Race Card”, there would be no possibility of it being played if we didn’t have it in our hand. I don’t blame you Piers, not at all. I’m sure it’s lovely being you. But the lemons we have been handed, are those of the Black female, and we refuse to see them as less than, we will use them to make the most wonderful Lemonade @NE1Cattywhompus

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Papa Wemba “The God Father” died in live concert.

By Nqobile Mafu
Video from the concert shows the artist, who was 66, slumped on the floor as dancers continue to perform, unaware of what is happening. French broadcaster France 24 confirmed the death, quoting his manager. On the African music scene since 1969, Papa Wemba won a world following with his soukous rock music. The Congolese band leader, whose real name was Jules Shungu Webadio, also inspired a cult movement known as the Sapeurs whose members, young men, spend huge amounts of money on designer clothes. In 2004, he was convicted of people-smuggling in France and spent three months in prison. The God father fell ill while performing at 05:30 (05:30 GMT) on Sunday, local media report. Organisers from FEMUA later confirmed Papa Wemba had died during a press conference. His press spokesman Henry Christmas Mbuta Vokia, told local station Radio Okapi: "Around 5:10, time of Abidjan. "He sang the first and the second song. While singing the third song, he collapsed. "I was following the concert live on television. I saw the dancers surround Papa Wemba. I thought it was a scene for the concert. "But then I see people from the Ivorian Red Cross pop up on stage. "Suddenly we cut the signal of the Ivorian television. I tried to talk to call the manager of Papa Wemba abroad, Cornelie. "He told me that Papa Wemba fell during a concert. "I remember ten minutes later, I was told that he is in intensive care. I call thirty minutes after, Cornelie told me that Papa Wemba passed away." May His Soul Rest In Peace

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Durban Woman Claims That Beyonce She Is Her Biological Daughter

Could Beyonce actually be a Zulu Woman - Well, a Durban woman certainly thinks Beyonce is her daughter - Given the dance moves, who would dispute this. The woman claims she worked in a hotel in 1984 as a waitress, where she gave birth to the pop star during the apartheid era. The woman claims an American couple offered to adopt her and give her a better life. According to the woman, Beyonce's birth name is Busisiwe, but the American parents changed it to Beyonce. After so many years, the woman has asked for the audience of a her daughter. She says she wants her to come home, and see her ancestors resting place. She claims her heart breaks every time she sees the icon on TV, as she knows it is her daughter. The visibly distraught woman says she does not want her daughter's money, and just wants to love her, and have contact with her daughter. JOHANNESBURG - Comedian Thenjiwe Moseley’s latest video has been trending the whole of Thursday morning. In the video Thenjiwe claims she is Beyonce’s biological mother and wants her to come back home to KwaMashu in Durban.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Zuma 2 Pay Back Nkandla Scandal

South African President Jacob Zuma faced a chorus of calls Friday to step down after a court ruled that he breached the constitution in a judgement that engulfed him in a fresh bout of controversy. Zuma retains widespread loyalty within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) whose lawmakers dominate parliament, but his tarnished image has shaken the party ahead of local elections. The main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, hailed a damning verdict by the country's top court Thursday that Zuma had violated the constitution by refusing to repay public funds spent on his private home. "This judgement is an immense victory for democracy, for the rule of law, and for the people of South Africa," DA leader Mmusi Maimane told reporters on Friday. "It simply cannot be business as usual when President Zuma has been found to have violated the constitution."